Category Archives: acceptance

Who sits down first in a job interview?

According to Dr. Stephen Shore, “Who’s on first? What’s on second? How can autistic people make sense of the job interview process… and perhaps more importantly, how can employers better understand what people on the autism spectrum can contribute to … Continue reading

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No clear dividing line

“No Clear Dividing Line” is the title of the Shrinks on Third Podcast in which I talk about families living with and loving someone on the autism spectrum and what we can learn about our shared humanity. Topics include the … Continue reading

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Beyond Borders: Our Human Family

No matter the color of your skin, how you dress, how or if you pray, the language you speak, we are one human family. Now more than ever we need bridges not walls for our children and our families. Click … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity is trending: A commencement speech

  For all the graduates, what a beautiful and momentous day! Let’s enjoy it to the fullest, but let’s not forget those less fortunate than us wherever they might live on the planet we share. Please accept my heartfelt congratulations! … Continue reading

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Autism Acceptance and Beyond

Autism Awareness month is right around the corner. What does it mean to you? The road to acceptance routinely starts with some level of denial. Our biggest problem is that we don’t want any problems, and we think we would … Continue reading

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Lessons from Groundhog Day: Recurring problems and personal growth

We are past Groundhog Day on the calendar, but sometimes it feels like we are still living it.  Ever since the 1993 movie, “Groundhog Day” has become part of our everyday lingo that many people can relate to, and it … Continue reading

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Siblings Need Attention Too!

Recently, I spoke at a conference about how to take of everyone’s needs in a family raising a child with special needs. Paying special attention to the unique needs of every child was a key point when discussing typically developing … Continue reading

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